Final score

26 September 2012 20:45

0 - 2
29' (2nd half) Cassano
43' Pereira
referee Sebastiano Peruzzo / linesmen Dobosz, Giordano / 4th man Preti / assistants Valeri, Candussio
Watch highlights
Minutes Text commentary
47' The first period comes to a close with Inter a goal to the good. Pereira's close-range strike separates the sides
45' Peruzzo awards two minutes of first-half stoppage time
43' GOOOOOAL FOR INTER! Nagatomo whips in a low ball and Pereira opens his Nerazzurri account with the simplest of tap-ins
36' Sardo brings down Pereira and collects a booking for his efforts
34' First clear-cut opportunity for Inter: Guarin flashes a venomous ball through the six-yard box and wide of the far post
33' Nagatomo sends a cross into the box, Cesar clears for Chievo
31' Peruzzo opts not to book Dainelli for a foul on Juan Jesus
30' Decent chance for Chievo. Di Michele's ball finds Pellissier, who beats Zanetti and lines up his shot: mercifully for Inter he skews wide
26' Sneijder is unable to continue and Stramaccioni is forced into making an early change: Cassano comes on to replace his team-mate
23' Sneijder stays on the ground following a challenge with Pellissier. The game continues while the Dutchman hobbles around on the sidelines. Not looking good here for Wes
21' A great chance for Chievo: the ball is played over the top for Pellissier and the striker finds himself with just Handanovic to beat: he misjudges the bounce somehow hooks his effort wide
19' Pereira with an ambitious effort from long range: well over the bar
12' Pellissier claims he was pushed in the box by Samuel. Peruzzo waves him away
10' Luca Rigoni picks up a yellow for fouling Sneijder from behind
9' Chievo earn their first corner: M. Rigoni whips it in and Cesar gets up well but directs his header straight at Handanovic
5' Samuel is the first name in Mr Peruzzo's book for a foul on Pellissier
4' Dainelli brings down Pereira with his studs ending up in the Uruguayan's back
3' Hatemaj tests Handanovic with an early header: the big Slovene is a match for it
1' Good evening and welcome to the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi for Inter's 2012/13 Serie A Week 5 fixture against Chievo
1' The hosts get us under way. FORZA INTER!!!
1' Stramaccioni has opted to go with a three-man defence today: Ranocchia, Samuel and Juan Jesus line up in front of Handanovic, there's a five-man midfield and Sneijder looking to provide the bullets for lone striker Milito
1' The Nerazzurri are on the hunt for their fifth away win on the bounce this season after beating Hajduk Split and Vaslui in the Europa League and Pescara and Torino in Serie A
Minutes Text commentary
48' That's 5 wins out of 5 on the road (zero goals conceded) as Pereira (43) and Cassano (72) seal a 2-0 win over Chievo. Inter now on 9 points
46' Gargano almost makes it 3-0 as he wriggles past his man and looks to finish inside the near post. Sorrentino gets a hand to it
45' We'll have three minutes of added time
44' Cassano picks out Guarin and the Colombian tries his luck with a volley from the edge of the box: wide
38' Stramaccioni makes his final change and gives Mudingayi his first runout since returning from injury, Cambiasso coming off
38' Cruzado steps up to take a free kick following Ranocchia's foul on Stojan. The Peruvian curls it onto the post: a let-off for the Nerazzurri
31' With a last roll of the dice, Di Carlo sends out Stojan in place of Marco Rigoni
29' 2-0 TO INTER!!! Cassano celebrates his 300th Serie A appearance in style as he latches onto Gargano's pass and calmly slots past Sorrentino
24' Di Carlo responds by throwing Cruzado into the fray in place of Vacek
22' Substitution for Inter: Nagatomo makes way for Gargano
21' Handanovic keeps Inter's lead intact. Marco Rigoni's free kick is set for the top corner before the custodian gets a big palm to it
19' Sorrentino comes to Chievo's rescue. Milito gets to the byline before pulling back for Cassano. The keeper snatches the ball from the Italy striker's feet at full stretch
17' Chievo make their first substitution: Samassa comes on for Di Michele
16' Marco Rigoni fires in a snapshot that Handanovic can only parry, Samuel clears the lines for Inter
13' Zanetti just keeps rolling back the years: the skipper carries the ball out of the box and goes on a barmstorming run up the pitch before his progress is halted by a Chievo challenge
9' Marco Rigoni brings a decent save out of Handanovic with a right-footer from outside the box
9' Superb play by Milito as he looks for Pereira. Sardo makes a decisive intervention
7' After some clever build-up play, Cassano releases Milito on the edge of the box. Cesar does enough to put the Argentine off and he skies his effort
3' From the corner, Inter initiate a counter-attack that is cut short by Vacek's handball. The midfielder is booked
2' Marco Rigoni tries to release Di Michele in the box with a crafty backheel. Samuel puts behind for a corner
1' No changes at half-time. Inter take the kick-off and the second half begins
Average rating 5.83
4 shots on target 1
8 shots off target 6
16 fouls committed 8
5 corners 0
2 offsides 1
52% ball possession 48%
Samuel's goals against Chievo

Against ChievoVerona, Walter Adrian Samuel has scored his highest number of goals so far since he began playing in Italy: 4 of his total 25.

Stramaccioni's first against Chievo

This will be the first competitive encounter between Stramaccioni and ChievoVerona.

A coaching first

This will be the first ever meeting between coaches Domenico Di Carlo and Andrea Stramaccioni.

Di Carlo, winless and without a clean sheet

It will be the 10th competitive match between Di Carlo and Inter and so far the Chievo coach has yet to win. The current record stands at 7 wins for the Nerazzurri and 2 draws. In these 9 matches Inter have always scored for a total of 20 goals.

Inter coming off of 4 consecutive away wins

Inter are coming off of 4 consecutive away wins, obtained against Hajduk Split and Vaslui (3-0 and 2-0 respectively in the Europa League), Pescara and Torino (3-0 and 2-0 respectively in the Serie A). The last away match that the Nerazzurri failed to win goes back to 13 May: a 1-3 loss to Lazio in the Serie A. Should the Nerazzurri win today and add a 5th consecutive away win in a competitive match, then it would be necessary to go back to the period of December 2007 - January 2008 to find a similar string of wins; at that time there were 5 victories between the Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Champions League.

A clean sheet away for last 360 minutes

The last away goal let in by Inter in a competitive match came on 13 May in the Serie A in a 1-3 defeat to Lazio. The scorer of the third Biancoceleste goal was Mauri in the 90th minute. From that moment four entire away matches have passed: Hajduk Split and Vaslui (3-0 and 2-0 respectively in the Europa League), Pescara and Torino (3-0 and 2-0 respectively in the Serie A), for a total of 360 away minutes with a clean sheet.

Inter held scoreless only once against Chievo

Inter have always scored in their 10 matches at the Stadio Bentegodi for a total of 16 goals. The Nerazzurri have failed to score only once in 20 competitive matches against Chievo in both Veneto and Lombardy: it happened on 14 March 2004 in a 0-0 Serie A draw in Milan. In the other 19 matches Inter have scored a total of 36 goals.

Chievo scoreless against Inter for 278 minutes

Chievo's last official goal against Inter came on 21 November 2010 in the Serie A when the Gialloblu won 2-1. The scorer of Chievo's second goal was Moscardelli in the 82nd minute. From that moment, including the remaining 8 minutes from that match, and the following 3 league matches won by Inter (2-0 at home in 2010/11, 1-0 at home and 2-0 away in 2011/12), Chievo have not scored for 278 minutes.

300 Serie A matches for Cassano

Should Antonio Cassano take to the pitch he would celebrate his 300th career match in the Serie A. His current 299 games have come wearing the shirts of Bari, Roma, Sampdoria, AC Milan and Inter. His Serie A debut came on 11 December 1999 in Lecce 1-0 Bari.

wins(9) draws(4) defeats(4)

VERONA - Andrea Stramaccioni's side made it five wins out of five on the road this season with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Chievo at the Stadio Bentegodi.

The coach had expected Chievo to provide a stern test and the hosts certainly got off on the right foot, Pellissier and Di Michele causing problems for Inter early on. Guarin responded for the visitors by fizzing an effort across the face of the goal before Pereira struck two minutes before the interval: Nagatomo's cross left him with the simple task of tucking home from just yards out. An important goal for the Nerazzurri and the Uruguayan's first for the club. Inter came out after the break with the bit between their teeth as Milito and Cassano linked up to good effect in the final third, while Marco Rigoni and Co. drew a couple of big saves from Handanovic. Cassano, set up by Gargano, made things more comfortable for Inter with a cool finish: his third in black and blue on his 300th Serie A appearance.

Chievo 0-2 Inter (HT: 0-1)
Scorers: Pereira 43, Cassano 74.

Chievo Verona: 54 Sorrentino; 2 Dainelli, 6 M.Rigoni (Stoian 76), 12 Cesar, 16 L. Rigoni, 17 Di Michele (Samassa 62), 20 Sardo, 21 Frey, 25 Vacek (Cruzado 69), 31 Pellissier, 56 Hatemaj.
Unused subs: 1 Puggioni, 5 Guana, 9 Moscardelli, 14 Cofie, 23 Viotti, 26 Farkas, 33 Papp, 77 Thereau, 99 Drame.
Coach: Domenico Di Carlo.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus; 55 Nagatomo (Gargano 67), 14 Guarin, 19 Cambiasso (Mudingayi 83), 4 Zanetti, 31 Pereira; 10 Sneijder (Cassano 26); 22 Milito.
Unused subs: 12 Castellazzi, 27 Belec, 6 Silvestre, 7 Coutinho, 11 Alvarez, 20 Obi, 26 Chivu, 42 Jonathan, 88 Livaja.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Referee: Sebastiano Peruzzo (Schio).
Booked: Samuel 5, Luca Rigoni 10, Sardo 36, Vacek 48.
Added time: 2 + 3 minutes.

starting lineups

Sorrentino 1 Handanovic
Dainelli 23 Ranocchia
Marco Rigoni 25 Samuel
Bostjan 40 Jesus
Luca Rigoni 55 Nagatomo
Di Michele 14 Guarin
Sardo 19 Cambiasso
Frey 4 Zanetti
Vacek 31 Pereira
Pellissier 10 Sneijder
Hetemaj 22 Milito


Puggioni 12 Castellazzi
Guana 27 Belec
Cruzado 6 Silvestre
Moscardelli 7 Coutinho
Samassa 11 Alvarez
Cofie 16 Mudingayi
Viotti 20 Obi
Farkas 21 Gargano
Papp 26 Chivu
Stoian 42 Jonathan
Thereau 88 Livaja
23 23 99 Cassano